First United Methodist Church, Topeka
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First Church in Mission 

Strategic Mission Partners

Let's Help

Members serve lunch in downtown Topeka the second Monday of every month. For more information on this mission opportunity please contact Jerry Monasmith at 271-8007.


Many volunteer opportunities are available at Doorstep.  We maintain an ongoing food drive to help this organization with grocery items needed to sustain their mission in the community.  For more information on this mission opportunity please contact Tiwana Whitten at

Topeka Rescue Mission

Donating clothing and other basic necessities to individuals and families residing at the Rescue Mission. For more information on this mission opportunity please contact Pastor Andy at

Topeka North Outreach

Providing food and school supplies to help children in need in North Topeka. A special weekend project gives simple meal items to children for whom school lunches are their main source of nutrition. For more information please contact  Tiwana Whitten at

State Street Elementary

For several years State Street Elementary School has been one of our strategic mission partners.  This year our commitment deepens with State Street as our Center of Endeavor – an effort which uniquely focuses the people in the congregation and establishes a sense of community with our neighbors. We are committed to assisting with academics like reading and math.  We will be an integral part of a mentoring program using men in our church.  We are responsible for an after school theater club, dominoes, and chess club.  One of the programs of North Topeka Outreach supplies weekend and holiday backpack food items and State Street is one of their targeted schools. When specific needs for clothing and supplies have been brought to our attention our children and young adult classes have collected and provided.  Recently we joined with the State Street School staff in repainting the interior.  Our mission at this school is a meaningful way to put our faith into action.  For more information please contact Dorothy Iliff at       


National Outreach

Red Bird Mission School

Red Bird School, A United Methodist mission began it’s education work in a remote area of Beverly, Kentucky, where the rugged mountainous terrain made travel and communication with other parts of the world very difficult.  Today the school is a modern facility preparing more than 200 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade for college or the world of work. In addition to monetary support, we save Campbell’s Labels for Education, General Mills Boxtops for Education.  We would like to send another First Church team to Red Bird in  the near future. We would like to send another First Church team to Red Bird in  the near future.